Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Good Stuff

Today I would like to share my take on this weeks Sketches in Thyme  sketch!  I decided to some of the Brand New Dare 2B Artzy Modern Bliss Papers  just look at these pretty papers!


So hop on over to  Sketches in Thyme  to play along with this week's sketch.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dare 2 B Artzy Modern Bliss Papers

1012awm Hi Chris here!  Today I would like to share a layout I created using the Brand New Dare 2B Artzy Stamps and papers! To create this layout I started by stamping the Flower from the Blissful Blooms stamp set using the Premium Midnight Blue ink.  I then created the "leaves" by stamping the Paisley from the Paisley Bliss stamp set. I fussy cut both the flowers and the leaves. img_4095 I placed the matted photos onto my background which I created using the Modern Bliss papers - Botanical Breeze and Paisley. The thin blue polka dot strip is a bonus "cut away" strip on the Paisley paper.  After adding my stamped flowers and leaves as accents I created my title block using the "Beautiful" stamp from the Big Bloom Stamp set. Using my scraps I created this coordinating card using the Thinking of You stamp from the Blissful Blooms stamp set. 1012bwm
 Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy Challenge- Fall

Hi Today I am sharing my take on this month's Dare 2B Artzy's monthly challenge.  The theme  is Fall!  To create this card I started with kraft cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Texture A stamp set, Tim Holtz Distress Cardstock, and Tim Holtz Distress Inks ( Forrest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, & Fired Brick).

I started by stamping my image onto kraft cardstock.
 I then stamped my image onto a piece a leftover cardstock and fussy cut out the image to use as a mask. I placed the "mask" over the stamped image and stamped the leave in another color.

You can see below how this creates a layered image.

I continued stamping until my entire card was filled up.

 I then matted the card and added my greeting with Dare 2B Artzy Stamps. I hope you enjoyed this technique!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Santa's Team Greetings

 Still inspired by this month's blog hop theme, I decided to get a jump start on some of my Christmas Cards. I absolutely fell in love with this adorable Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called Santa's Team.   I decided to pair the stamp set with D2BA new Christmas paper!!!!!  The result is adorable!  This is a relatively easy card. I started by stamping my image with D2BA's Totally Black ink. I used my Spetrum Noir markers to color in the image. I used the blender pen and JG1, JG3, CT3, GB5, BT1, PP1, DR1, DR3, DR6, FS2, IG6, IG3, IG8, TN2, TN9, TN3, TN5 & TN7. Here is a close up of the stamp!
I then stamped a banner greeting using D2BA Pomegranate Ink.  I matted the stamped image and banner onto coordinating cardstock and then onto white cardstock.  I added the matted image to D2Ba's Winter Plaid paper and topped it off with some jute and a jingle bell!  Hope you are inspired to get stamping! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dare 2 B Artzy Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Christmas Blog Hop!!
With Christmas a few months away (3 months to be exact on Sunday!!), our Designers thought it would be fun to have a Blog Hop sharing some inspiration with our new Christmas stamps! 
Creating Christmas cards is so much fun and we have a bunch of fun Holiday stamps for you to choose from!!

You should have arrived her from Kendra's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!
Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!
Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

Today I am sharing my Christmas Project.  When I received this 7 Gypsies Vintage pocket from our product swap with Canvas Corp, I knew exactly how I would use it.  I started by stamping the pocket ornament using the vine from Dare 2B Artzy' Tis the Season Stamp Set. (I used Ranger Archival ink in Fern Green for the color) I then stamped the ornaments from the Tis the Season Stamp set with Dare 2 B Artzy's Pomegranate Ink and used the Coordinating die set to die cut them.  I fussy cut the bird from the Canvas Corp Birds and Bees on Ivory paper. I used a combination in Tim Holtz's inks and markers. I added the Canvas Corp clothes pins.  I stamped the greeting using Dare 2B Atrtzy's Totally Black ink and matted the greeting onto the Canvas Corp burlap, I added a bow and some bow sprigs and viola!  I have a Christmas Door Hanger!  Here  is a close up of the finished project!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Your next stop in the hop is Monica's blog! 
We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Panda Love

Today I am sharing my take on this week's DT Sketch from Creative Inspiration (formerly Turtle Soup) .  Hop on Over to Creative Inspiration to play along!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lake Watercolor

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Today I am excited to share with you this watercolor card I created with Dare 2 B Artzy Stamps.

To create this card I started out by stamping the dock from the Dare 2B Artzy On the Dock set with Dare 2B Artzy Chocolate Chip ink onto watercolor paper.

I then broke out my Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Old Paper and Frayed Burlap) and added some lines with the brush tip.

You can see it doesn't look fancy just some marker lines.  I then blended the marker lines with my waterbrush. As you can see it blended so pretty.  Just like wood!

I then colored the water on the bottom 1/3 of my card by using my Tim Holtz markers again (Weathered Wood) and a water brush.  This time I colored my marker onto my craft sheet and used the waterbrush to pick up the ink and just "painted on the color.  Remember it doesn't have to be perfect. Watercolors have lots of shades.

I then painted some hills in the back ground using the same technique mixing ink colors from 3 different markers - Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles.  Remember, you are going for subtle.  Let the ""eye" do the work of putting together the image! You can see its nothing fancy or too perfect below!

I then added painted the sky with my Stormy Sky Tim Holtz Marker and the water brush. I decided that my sky looked to dark so I added a sunset.  I started by adding a sun using the Wild Honey Distress Marker.  I then blended ink from several Distress markers ( Victorian Velvet and Ripe Persimmon) to add the sunset colors.

I Then die cut 3 cattails using the Dare 2B Artzy Cat tail die and Kraft Card stock.  I "colored" the die cuts using my Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters Markers.  You can see what a difference it makes!

I added the cattails in the lower left corner.  I then double-matted the water colored image on the Artzy Doodles paper and added it to my card. I stamped my greeting from the Restore the Soul set with Totally Black ink and matted the greeting on the Artzy Doodles paper. I added a doodled border around my matted piece to finish off my card.

I hope you enjoyed this project!